The Project Officer for Capacity Building will work on the implementation of all activities of the Global Health Programme related to training and capacity building, such as the development of the training manual, the organisation and coordination of executive courses in Geneva and worldwide, the conceptualisation of new training initiatives, as well as contributing to academic writing in this field. The Project Officer will work under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Global Health Programme and will have a close working relationship with the Director of the Programme and other team members. This position will contribute to the expansion and further development of the field of global health diplomacy.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
(1) Coordination and development of training initiatives:
- To coordinate and organise different executive education training initiatives in Geneva and worldwide.
- To coordinate and contribute to the development of a training manual in global health diplomacy (currently ongoing project)
- To coordinate and contribute to online and web-based training initiatives
- To interact with partners, faculty members and participants as required.
- To establish a Training of Trainers (Masters’ training) system
- To develop and/or contribute to the development of other teaching materials or modules in global health diplomacy.
- To create, update and maintain the sub-pages on executive education within the GHP website
- To interact with other departments and academic units within the Graduate Institute to mainstream the global health diplomacy trainings.
- To contribute to the publications and academic writings of the Global Health Programme and to develop information sheets on global health diplomacy.
(3) Fundraising, Planning and Reporting
- To contribute to writing grants proposals and subsequent reporting, both narrative and financial.
- To contribute to the overall planning and reporting of the project activities
- To interact with donors on a regular basis.
(4) Knowledge Sharing & Networking
- To contribute to sharing of knowledge, experiences, case studies and research in global health diplomacy as appropriate.
- To contribute to facilitating networking efforts in order to build appropriate partnerships facilitating the positioning of the Global Health Programme, including an alumni network.
- To contribute to events in global health diplomacy, including organizing of such events.
- To undertake necessary administrative tasks to ensure that the activities within this project area are carried out effectively.
- To undertake other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and / or director of theGlobal Health Programme.
- Developed training manual and online course
- Successful implementation of executive courses in Geneva and worldwide
- Collection of case studies and experiences in global health diplomacy
- Established system of Training of Trainers (Masters’) training in global health diplomacy
- Inputs to published working papers, books, and articles as appropriate
- Funding and grant proposals
Education / Qualifications:
- Applicants should have a Master’s degree or doctorate (PhD) in international relations or development studies
- In-depth experiences in training and capacity building for professionals necessary
- A good understanding on governance and foreign policy required
- Additional qualifications in public health an asset
- Fluency in English required, excellent written skills a necessity.
- Good working knowledge of French and/or German would be considered an asset.
- Proven ability to work independently and pro-actively, with great accuracy and reliability
- Good interpersonal skills, team work and proven ability to work collaboratively in a
multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.
- Excellent ability to communicate orally and good diplomatic skills needed.
- Discreet, loyal and compliant to the requirements on confidentiality needed.
Remuneration and other conditions:
- Remuneration will be according to Swiss university standards, taking into account previous experiences. The function title will be adjusted to this effect as well.
- A commitment for a period of at least one year necessary, possibility of an extension.
Starting date: Earliest possible date preferred.
How to applyTo apply, please send a cover letter, CV and samples to the following address by 4
February 2011: firstname.lastname@example.org